As an NBA blog enthusiast, you are surely an art collector. I have seen several Venn diagrams that show there is a huge overlap between these two cohorts. But the hard part is finding NBA art to add to your collection. For whatever reason, the old masters didn’t do a lot of basketball paintings, those jerks. That’s why when you find cool new stuff, you need to snatch it up with the quickness. What I’m saying is, you need to hop on this LeBron James print by Craig Redman while you still can.
It’s a part of Redman’s recent “Protagonist” exhibition, which has been described as “a reinterpretation of Italian fashion heavyweights.” Not quite sure how LeBron fits in to that, but the print looks pretty cool. It’s also giant (80 cm x 100 cm), which makes it even better in my opinion. I am no Jerry Saltz, but I think this rosacea-faced reimagining of red beard LeBron would probably look great hanging on a wall. It’s no scribbly Brad Miller art, but it’s very modern and I think people would look at it and give you some dap if you had it in your house.
The print retails for €250.00, which is about what you’d spend in ink if you printed a large version of the Amar’e Stoudemire image that Redman did that wasn’t part of the exhibit. So your call — giant professional print or 100 soaking wet pages of printer paper? Choose wisely.